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A powerful YA novel about three young women caught in the battles of their own times. 

After the success of Hexenhaus in 2016, Nikki McWatters is back with a high-energy companion novel that draws on the ideals of sisterhood, loyalty and courage.

In 1472, Jeanne’s father arranges her marriage to a French lieutenant against her wishes. As armed forces threaten her beloved home, Jeanne risks all to rally the city’s women in the fight of their lives.

In 1797, unbeknownst to their father, feisty and brave Betsy, her brother and their best friend secretly join the rebel army, hoping to liberate Ireland from the tyrannical yoke of English rule.

In 1960s Australia, country girl Fiona desperately wants to fit in at university and joins the anti-Vietnam protest movement, despite her family’s objections. When a friend is conscripted, Fiona’s beliefs are challenged even further.

Drawing on extensive research into historical records, Liberty offers an authentic and impassioned narrative that readers of Just a Girl and Just a Queen by Jane Caro; Nanberry: Black Brother White by Jackie French and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein will fall in love with.

‘Liberty is historical fiction at its very best: fresh, compelling and full of romance, high stakes, bloody battles and heart-pounding moments. I loved it!’—Pip Harry, author of Because of You

Liberty by Nikki McWatters
November 2018

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